This is the second post of a series. Go here to read the first post.
Choosing what to do with my life was the hardest decision I’ve had to make and I still don’t have it all figured out. When I made up my mind, I wanted to travel. I knew I was ditching many traditional responsibilities. Some may say choosing to travel when you’re young is irresponsible and a career should come first. I know I’m dodging customary expectations but finding a career immediately after college isn’t worth it to me. Although it might bring financial freedom, a nine to five cubicle job sounds like a trap to me. There are two pathways for a career:
- A happy career
- A trapped career
Any honest person in the workforce will tell you employment is a path to a sticky trap if you are not careful. Reality is, choosing a career is a trap unless we can find a career we enjoy. I want happiness to make my world go round, not money. I’ve seen firsthand how employment is a trap where feelings, opinions, and motives, are controlled and dictated by how the job is treating you. If you’re choosing a career or college major, just remember to do what’s fun and in your best interests. Even at a young age, decisions shape our opportunities to live happily. Don’t misunderstand though, the first steps to an adult life are tough decisions. When I take my first steps, regardless of what I am stepping towards, I want my steps to be in happiness and satisfaction, not steps taken because I had to.
Go here to read the third post of this series.
Feel free to leave a comment about your first steps.